QAnon Texas Assistant AG Fired After Racist Tweets

The Texas Tribune reports:

A Texas assistant attorney general sent dozens of tweets over the past several months threatening violence against progressives, spouting racist and transphobic rhetoric, casting doubt over the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic and sharing QAnon conspiracy theories.

On Thursday, he lost his job with the state agency. Nick Moutos, whose racist tweets were reported Thursday morning by Media Matters, threatened Black Lives Matter protesters and has regularly referred to the organizers as “terrorists.” He called Islam a “virus” and trans people an “abomination.”

Earlier this year, Moutos lost the GOP primary for a US House seat. He worked for Texas AG Ken Paxton since 2017.